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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Address: Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
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Our family of 5 had a private tour offered by the palace for only 78€. Kristina was excellent and fun and was able to enjoy our kids behaviour while engaging them in many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our family of 5 had a private tour offered by the palace for only 78€. Kristina was excellent and fun and was able to enjoy our kids behaviour while engaging them in many wonderful facts about palace life. A real treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

a sumptuous palace that inspired Portuguese Nobel Prize laureate José Saramago to write his novel Baltasar and Blimunda (Memorial do Convento).

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This for me was one of those small towns you can fall in love with. Other than the Basilica which is hard to miss and is quite amazing to see (hard to believe it is nearly 300 years old, amazing engineering), the town itself was a delight. Very pretty with a good amount of small restaurants and coffee shops to... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Do not miss touring this palace/monestary. Wonderful. I don't know why it's not swarming with tourists.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went by bus from Cascais via Sintra and so glad I made the trip. The palace is gigantic and can be seen for miles. First off just view the scale of building from the outside before entering the Basilica. The basilica is beautiful inside with a magnificent ceiling and wonderful alters and carvings. Two ladies creating lovely flower displays when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Huge palace with a basilica in the centre which can be seen from miles around. When we went the building was almost empty of visitors and it just adds to the impression of immense size. The Library is the star attraction but you only get to step in a little way although you can take photos. We spent hours wondering... More 

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Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Big impressive palace that deserves better future. Excellent space for classical concerts and with impressive carrinhao of bells that make this palace famous world wide for it set of sounds. If you have time during the summer months do consider a visit to its hunting grounds and pavilions, turn nature reserve and local species museum .

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A beautiful place, could be promoted better. The town is also very nice. I visited it with my husband and a friend of mine and we bought some beautiful postcards of the artwork in the Palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

a lot of walking , main interest is the furniture , some other palaces in Portugal are of higher art interest . the library steals the show . takes quite a long time to see it all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I visited mafra convent by myself and took half day to walk its stunning rooms and gardens - all well worth a visit. My favorite room in this complex was the library. I can't even describe how much at awe I was when I wondered into that hall... It's grant and breathtaking. The gardens adjustment to the convent were beautiful... More 

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Additional Information about Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Address: Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Lisbon District  >  Mafra
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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